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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 24, 2014 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10/12/68 curiosity...

I agree with you about it is interesting that Alligator was even brought up. To me it may mean they were thinking about moving on without Pig and even if he was with his significant other (i forget her name, sorry), that his future in the band was uncertain at this time. We think of Alligator as a Pig tune, but it is really a Hunter tune and the music rocked, so why wouldn't they consider still playing it, with or without lyrics?

It is hard to think that this is a different night than the rest of the first set. Clearly there are no keyboards in the Dark Star or the rest of the set. So where was Pig up until this comment?

like i said, i can't tell who it is who said it.

This post was modified by elbow1126 on 2014-02-24 16:52:00

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Feb 24, 2014 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10/12/68 curiosity...

That's true - there aren't keyboards in Dark Star. That weakens my hypothesis that it's from a different show where Pigpen was present.

At this point, the most reasonable explanation is that they were planning to do Alligator without Pigpen, but I still find that profoundly odd and interesting in its own right. Alligator without Pigpen?!!?! If only they had remembered to make the transition - we might have gotten Bob singing "Creepy alligator comin all around the bend..." Bizarre.